Should I Tell You?
By Jill Mansell
What it’s about?
Amber, Lachlan and Raffaele met as teenagers in the seaside home of kind-hearted foster parents. Arriving in glorious Cornwall was the best thing that ever happened to them – and now, as adults, their bond is stronger than ever.
But Amber has a secret. She’s in love with Lachlan. She can’t confess her feelings because that would never work. Restless Lachlan dates a lot and definitely isn’t the settling-down type. Surely it’s better to keep him as a friend than to risk losing him for good?
Raffaele has his own dilemma. He had the dream girlfriend in Vee, until it all went horribly wrong . . . and he still can’t understand why. Is Vee hiding something from him?
Now their widowed foster dad Teddy thinks he’s found love again. Younger, charming and strikingly beautiful, is Olga as perfect as she seems? Or will she end up breaking Teddy’s heart?
Against a backdrop of sparkling seas and sunny skies, the unexpected is always just around the corner. Welcome to Lanrock!
What I think?
I loved this book!
From cover to cover it was a joy to read.
I loved all of the characters!
Widower Teddy returns from a cruise with a glamorous Russian girlfriend, Olga. She is beautiful and friendly and seems to good to be true. While Teddy is smitten his former Foster children are concerns that she is after his money.
Amber, Lachlan and Raffaele also have problems of their own.
Raffaele has just split with his girlfriend Vee. Their relationship had been going well but Vee was becoming increasing argumentative and volatile. He ended the relationship and headed back to Lanrock. But it becomes increasingly clear that Vee’s problems are more serious than anyone first thought.
Amber is in love with Lachlan but can’t risk ruining their friendship. Their foster family history means they both have a lot to lose if things don’t work out.
My favourite was Olga, who is an absolute delight if a character. She is warm and fun and genuinely caring. It takes some people a while to trust her, especially as she is accused of stealing and some of her behaviour leads others to be suspicious of her motives.
I also love Benjie and Peggy. Peggy is extrovert and confident, a larger than life character who is used to getting what she wants. She is desperate to build up son Benjie’s confidence and takes some drastic action.
This is such great read. It’s a warm-hearted hug of a book that is perfect summer reading.
About the author?
Jill Mansell is the author of over twenty Sunday Times bestsellers including The One You Really Want and Meet Me at Beachcomber Bay. Take a Chance on Me won the RNA’s Romantic Comedy Prize, and in 2015 the RNA presented Jill with an outstanding achievement award.
Jill started writing fiction while working in the field of Clinical Neurophysiology in the NHS, but now writes full time. She lives in Bristol with her family.
Thank you to Headline for my gifted copy if the book and to Anne Cater from Random Thungs Tours for inviting me to be a part of this blog tour.